Relationships between employees at work influence the success and productivity of any organization. Employees who communicate clearly, openly, and respectfully with one another are likely better able to foster a positive work climate in which employees feel a sense of common purpose and pride. Clear, frequent, and respectful communication also motivates employees to engage in effective task management, decision-making, and problem-solving. When work relationships are strained or problematic, work suffers, as do the employees entangled in these relationships.